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ARTQUEST PHOTOGRAPHY - Beginning
Room 23

Class Schedule:
 
MON.-FRI.PERIODS 1st and 2nd

Instructor:
  John Sappington - email address: jsappington@srcs.k12.ca.us

PHONE: 528-4822 CLASSROOM
/ MOBILE 707-332-0987

Syllabus (this document) http://www.basearts.com/artquest/indexBegPho.htm

Submitted:

Welcome Letter and Guidelines : AQ PHOTO 2017-18 Welcome Syllabus


Student Program Expectancies:

At the completion of this course, students will be able to do the following:

Demonstrate how to use a 35mm SLR manual camera; process black and
white film, enlarge prints from the negatives and have a basic understanding of SLR cameras, filters and print presentation.

Students should be in the process of developing a photographer’s eye by exploring the history of photography through photographers who have made a difference. Students will also explore their own style through a variety of photographic assignments.

Recognize the importance of personal experience and express it in visual terms.
Explore a variety of content issues including current cultural and world events, school, community and personal issues that are meaningful to the student.

Explore alternative photographic processes.
Research and recognize prominent photographers, their artworks, movements and styles from various times and cultures.

Consider how photography has influenced the world and is influenced by society today.
Identify the effects of media on our culture

Consider what role photographers have played in our culture.

Develop critical thinking skills that enable one to describe, analyze, interpret and judge photographic works in writing as well as orally.

Develop an artist statement about their work.

Visit several galleries and conduct a formal gallery review of artworks.
Present and discuss work in a portfolio review.

Keep all photographs and written work, lesson plans and graded rubrics organized and accessible in a binder.

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Photography Classroom Rules

No eating, drinking or chewing gum in class.
No CD players, iPods, cell phones or other electronic distractions during class time.
Cell phones must be turned off during class time.
You may not leave classroom without a pass.
No writing on desks or in books. This is “Destruction of School Property” and is a serious offense.
Certain equipment requires prior permission before use. When in doubt-ask.
Return all equipment (including developing tank and components) to their proper place clean (and dry if possible).
Pick up all trash around and in desk.
Wash desktops with spray and sponge at the end of each class.
Stack seats at the end of each class.
Knock before entering Darkroom Door .
No more than 3 people at a time through door.
Pass through doorway without any stops.
Do not stop rotation of door from classroom or darkroom.
Do not lean on door walls.

Darkroom


Sign up for an enlarger at the beginning of the period.
Use only the enlarger to which you have been assigned.
No visiting in the darkroom.
Anyone entering darkroom must get prior permission to do so from teacher.
Always use the proper tray when transporting a wet print or test strip.
Fixer stains, so dress accordingly.
Do not play with Eye Wash.
Make every effort to retrieve all test strips and prints before the end of class.
Clean up the enlarger area after use
Put away all equipment.
Wash down baseboard
Return enlarger to a height of 16 inches
Zero out the timer
Empty drawers of all unused test strips.
Clean up trash both around the enlarger and on floor.

This is a great classroom/darkroom and we want it to stay as clean and efficient as it is for many years. Please do your part!
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IMPORTANT DATES: 

Please mark your calendar for these important dates: Wednesday August 31 : AQDA forms & Lab Contributions are due.
Please contact teacher for scholarship information or extensions. 

Back to School Night September 14th - 6:30-9pm

October 5, 6:30 pm: “ArtQuest 23rd Annual Fall Showcase of Programs”, beginning at 6:30 pm in the Auditorium.  This is an evening for prospective students and families, to find out more about the opportunities ArtQuest has to offer, as well as current ArtQuest families to learn more about the program.  Please plan to attend and also help us spread the word. Early application is highly recommended due to limited space. 

Tuesday October 17th to November 9th , “Shadowing”,
ArtQuest offers students interested in the ArtQuest program the opportunity to "Shadow" a specialty for a day. Shadowing is by appointment only. Call (707) 535-4842 for more information and to schedule your student. Monday through Thursday.

ArtQuest Application Deadline for Fall 2017 Entry Priority Deadline is November 13, 2017

CYBER AND ERGONOMICS SAFETY README
http://www.basearts.com/handouts/readme.htm

Online Photography Resources

CURRENT News and Events Blog:
http://blog.basearts.com

Class Notes
http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/notes/

Generalized Selection of Photo resources available online and local
http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/Res.Photo.htm

A broad spectrum list of working/historical photographers
http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/photographerslisting.htm

A recommended reading list centered around photography and imaging
http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/Res.ReadingList.htm

basearts selection of resources lists
http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/resources.html



Weekly Lecture/Lab Schedule
(subject to change)

Week
1
/ 2

Lecture:
Syllabus Overview - Expectations, Requirements, Objectives, Best Practices.
Department and Facilities Policy Review and Tour
Begin fundamentals of visual phenomenology

Camera Obscura
Camera Lucida
Camera Fundamentals

Assignments:

Sketchbooks
View Finders
- Active Seeing
- 5 Thumbnails - SRHS
- 5 Thumbnails - HOME


Reading/Handouts:

Focus on Photography - Chapt. 1
ArtTalk
- Chapt.1 - Percieving and Function of Art

Review Online Syllabus

Review Internet Resources

Artists:

Niepce
Daugerre
Edweard Muybridge
Minor White


Week 3
8.28

Lecture:

Pinhole:

Make Pinhole
Select Camera
Make cut
Reduce reflectance
Seal for light leaks
Install pinhole

Lab:

Pinhole
- design / construct / test


Assignments:

Artists:
Jo Babcock
Man Ray


Reading/Handouts:

ArtTalk - Chapt. 2 -
Elements and Principles -->commit to sketchbook/memory

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Oatmeal Box Pinhole Photography by Stew Woodruff
-
How to Make and Take Pictures With Pinhole Cameras Made from Oatmeal Boxes
http://users.rcn.com/stewoody/

The Pinhole Gallery
http://www.pinhole.org/

Photo.net
http://www.photo.net/learn/pinhole/pinhole



F64 - AQPhoto Club - Meets this Wed. at lunch in Room 23
Week 4 9.4

Lecture:

Beginning Darkroom
Chemistry
Best Practices

Lab:

Pinhole | First Exposures



Assignment:

Develop Pinhole : First exposures
Elements to Sketchbook Pages - Collage / Montage

Reading/Handouts:

FonP - Chapt. 2 -
Elements and Principles


Artists:

Week 5 9.11 Lab:

Pinhole | First Exposures
Assignment:

Develop Pinhole : First exposures
Elements to Sketchbook Pages - Collage / Montage

Reading:

Focus on Photo: Chapts. 3 and 4

Artists:

Eugene Atget
Eastman House Collection: http://collections.eastman.org/advancedsearch/objects/peopleSearch%3Aatget
Wiki:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eug%C3%A8ne_Atget


Moholy - Nagy
Foundation: http://www.moholy-nagy.org/
Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C3%A1szl%C3%B3_Moholy-Nagy

György Kepes
Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gy%C3%B6rgy_Kepes
http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/kepes-structure-photogram-p80554


Week 6
9.18

Lab:
Direct Positive Exposures - beginning SRHS Thumbnail Images

Lecture:

Art Criticism
Pictorialism and Stieglitz

Sketchbook :

Art Talk - Study Guide - Chapt. 2 Art Criticism
Art Criticism Handout



Assignment:

Art Talk - Study Guide - Chapt. 2 Art Criticism

Reading/Handouts:

Direct Positive Paper Specifications Sheet

Artists:

Walker Evans -
wiki : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walker_Evans
http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/artists/1599/walker-evans-american-1903-1975/

CURRENT EXHIBITION AT the SF Museum of Modern Art
https://www.sfmoma.org/exhibition/walker-evans

Alfred Stieglitz
wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Stieglitz
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/stgl/hd_stgl.htm
http://www.theartstory.org/artist-stieglitz-alfred.htm
Week 7 9.25 Lecture:
Beginning Camera Orientation
-
1st Rolls by Friday... not quite

Lab:
Contact Prints

Sketchbook:
Gallery Response
Contact Print

Assignment:

Gallery Response -
yellow form - UnBoxed, Art Museum of Sonoma County

Contact/Positives -
Prints from Pinhole Negatives

Artists:

Loretta Lux

Immogen Cunningham
W. Eugene Smith
Eudora Welty

Week 8 10.2

Lecture:

Lab:

Camera Work - beginning ...


First Roll
- SRHS Thumbs
- Elements of Graphic Design

Assignment:

Gallery Response - yellow form - SRJC Faculty Show

Contact/Positives -
Prints from Pinhole Negatives


Review:
Moholy - Nagy Foundation: http://www.moholy-nagy.org/ Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C3%A1szl%C3%B3_Moholy-Nagy

Artists:
Irving Penn
Bruce Weber
Karl Blossfelt

Reading :

Printing Quick Reference



Fall Showcase - Thursday 6:30pm in Auditorium

Napa/Sonoma Wild Fires - 10.8-10.18

Week 9 10.30
Lecture:

Camera Work - continues...
Printing & Photograms begin.

Printing Procedures :
Test Stips
Multi-Contrast Filters
Burning and Dodging
Multi-Contrast Filters

Printing Quick Reference


Lab:

Darkroom Orientation
Preparations for printing- Photograms

Assignment:

Photograms - object compositions - 10 pnts

Consider an assortment of objects that you would like to construct 3-5 compositions with ... translucent and reflective objects make for interesting shadow and outlines, light streaks etc...

Photograms and Montage works... Online Click Here

Artists:

György Kepes
Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gy%C3%B6rgy_Kepes
http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/kepes-structure-photogram-p80554

Rahubir Singh
http://www.raghubirsingh.com/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raghubir_Singh_(photographer)
https://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2017/raghubir-singh-photographs
http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/masters/Raghubir Singh/

Edward Curtis
Week 10 11.6 Lab:
Darkroom Orientation
Preparations for printing- Photograms

Lecture:


Camera Work - continues...
1st Rolls
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Printing & Photograms begin.

Printing Procedures :
Test Stips
Multi-Contrast Filters
Burning and Dodging
Multi-Contrast Filters

Printing Quick Reference

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Film Development Quick Reference

Assignments:

Photograms - object compositions - 10 pnts

Consider an assortment of objects that you would like to construct 3-5 compositions with ... translucent and reflective objects make for interesting shadow and outlines, light streaks etc...

Photograms and Montage works... Online Click Here

Development - 1st Rolls - 10 pnts

Contact Sheets of Bracket rolls - 10 pnts

Shoot 1 roll minimum per week
Work Prints now through week 8


Artists:

J. John Priola
Linda Connor
Henry Wessel



Week 11 11.13

Lab/Lecture:

Printing Quick Reference

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Film Development Quick Reference

Assignments:

Photograms - object compositions - 10 pnts

Consider an assortment of objects that you would like to construct 3-5 compositions with ... translucent and reflective objects make for interesting shadow and outlines, light streaks etc...

Photograms and Montage works... Online Click Here

Development - 1st Rolls - 10 pnts

Contact Sheets of Bracket rolls - 10 pnts

Shoot 1 roll minimum per week
Work Prints now through week 8

Artists:

Margaret Bourke-White
Yosuf Karsh
Fredrick Sommer

Reading/Handouts:

The Lomographic Society - http://www.lomography.com/
http://www.lomography.com/about/
Welcome dear photo-adventurer. you are just about to discover the most interactiv, vivid, blurred and crazy face of photography worldwide. we heartily and most warmly invite you to dive into our unique online photo-features, to taste our cameras and -most of all- to become a lomographer. help us to simply build the biggest snapshot portrait of our planet and to revolutionize the picture communication from the hip. prost.




Thanksgiving Holiday 11.18-26
Week 12
11.27

Lab Assignments:

Development - 1st Rolls - 10 pnts - Due end of 1st Qtr.
Shoot - Develop - Exposure Sheet (pink)- Contact

Development - 2nd Rolls - 10 pnts - Due Dec. 18
Shoot - Develop - Exposure Sheet (pink)- Contact

Photograms - 6-8 objects in 3 compositions - 10 pnts
Consider an assortment of objects that you would like to construct 3 compositions with ... translucent and reflective objects make for interesting shadow and outlines, light streaks etc...Finals mounted and sleeved.

Review:
Photograms and Montage works... Online Click Here


Photo from Photo History
- (Phaidon Photo Book) - Paper 5 pnts / Presentation - 3 pnts
Analyse and present one photograph from the book. Detail photograph title, dimensions, medium, photographer. Summarize Content and Context of the image / Biography of the photographer. - 480 word minimum

Self Portrait - (final pinhole) - 10 pnts
Working with a partner create a pinhole self portrait negative and produce a contact print final. Mount and sleeve final positive.

Reading:

Textbooks:
Photography and Short Course Mounting Descriptions
and process.
Horenstein Basics - Mounting

Artists:

Lee Friedlander
Duane Michaels
Mary Ellen Mark


Week 13 12.4

Lab Assignments:

Development - 1st Rolls - 10 pnts - Due end of 1st Qtr.
Shoot - Develop - Exposure Sheet (pink)- Contact

Development - 2nd Rolls - 10 pnts - Due Dec. 18
Shoot - Develop - Exposure Sheet (pink)- Contact

Photograms - 6-8 objects in 3 compositions - 10 pnts
Consider an assortment of objects that you would like to construct 3 compositions with ... translucent and reflective objects make for interesting shadow and outlines, light streaks etc...Finals mounted and sleeved.

Review:
Photograms and Montage works... Online Click Here


Photo from Photo History
- (Phaidon Photo Book) -Worksheet/ Paper/ Presentation - 3 pnts. ea.

Analyse and present one photograph from the book. Detail photograph title, dimensions, medium, photographer. Summarize Content and Context of the image / Biography of the photographer. - 480 word minimum

Self Portrait - (final pinhole) - 10 pnts
Working with a partner create a pinhole self portrait negative and produce a contact print final. Mount and sleeve final positive.




Reading:

Artists:
John Baldessari
Sherry Levine
Richard Prince
Annie Liebovitz


Week 14
12.11

Lab Assignments:

SRHS - Home / Begin Elements and Principles - 1st Roll - 10 pnts - Due end of 1st Qtr.
Shoot - Develop - Exposure Sheet (pink)- Contact

Elements and Principles - 2nd Roll - 10 pnts - Due Dec. 18
Shoot - Develop - Exposure Sheet (pink)- Contact

Photograms - 6-8 objects in 3 compositions - 10 pnts
Consider an assortment of objects that you would like to construct 3 compositions with ... translucent and reflective objects make for interesting shadow and outlines, light streaks etc...Finals mounted and sleeved.

Review:
Photograms and Montage works... Online Click Here


Photo from Photo History
- (Phaidon Photo Book) -Worksheet/ Paper/ Presentation - 3 pnts. ea.

Analyse and present one photograph from the book. Detail photograph title, dimensions, medium, photographer. Summarize Content and Context of the image / Biography of the photographer. - 480 word minimum

Self Portrait - (final pinhole) - 10 pnts
Working with a partner create a pinhole self portrait negative and produce a contact print final. Mount and sleeve final positive.



Reading:


Artists:
Aziz and Cucher
Michael Light
Regan Louie

Week 15
12.18

Continues...


Reading::

Artists:
Dieter Appelt
John Divola
Uta Barth

Winter Break 12.21-1.8
Jan.  

Lab:

Film Development
Printing
Matting
Spotting

Lecture:


Exposure / Bracketing
Shutter Speed - Motion

Assignment:

1st Print - Illustrates Elements and Principles - 5 pnts.
Select w/approval from Contact
1st Proof / Final Print
Mount

Includes Artists Statement and Print Evaluation form.

Research Project - Photographers Profile - 50 pnts.

Photographer with approval
Thesis and Quote
Outline

3rd Roll - Exposure Bracketing / Action
Equivalent Bracketing : Motion / Blur
- 10 pnts

Blur
Stop Action
Panning

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- Develop
- Contact
- Eval Form
Images in sequence which illustrate the side effects of shutter speed / time value selections.

Shutter / Time Values:
Fig 1

Student Work :
Motion Blur Spring 2015
http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/studentwrk/OnlineSpring2015/Art82Spring2015MotionBlur/

Photography - EXAMPLE FILES - Shooting Assigments


Reading:


Artists:
Harold Edgerton
Harry Callahan
Stephen Shore


Feb.  

Lab:

Film Development
Printing
Matting
Spotting

Lecture:


Depth of Field
Research Presentations - (Daily)



Assignment:

1st Print - Illustrates Elements and Principles - 25 pnts.
Select w/approval from Contact
Proof / Print
Eval
Mount

Includes Artists Statement and Print Evaluation form.

Action Print - Illustrates Elements and Principles - 25 pnts.
Select w/approval from Contact
Proof / Print
Mount

Includes Artists Statement and Print Evaluation form.

Research Project - Photographers Profile - 50 pnts.

Photographer with approval
Thesis and Quote - Due 2.3
Outline - Due 2.9
1st Draft - Due 2.16

Visual Presentation - Due 2.20
Thumbnails -1st Draft

4th Roll - Equivalent Bracketing : Depth of Field - 10 pnts

Technical Resources: Aperture
Fig. 1
Fig. 2

Wikipedia Entry:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zone_System

Depth of Field Calculator

http://www.dofmaster.com/dofjs.html

Student Work:
Depth of Field Spring 2015
http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/studentwrk/OnlineSpring2015/Art82Spring2015DOF/

Additional - EXAMPLE FILES - Shooting Assigments

Reading:

Artists:
Nan Goldin
Richard Misrach
Mark Klett

March
 

Lab:
Preparations for Showcase

Lecture:
Critiques
Research Presentations - (Daily)


Assignment:

4th Roll - Equivalent Bracketing : Depth of Field - 10 pnts

DOF Print - Illustrates Depth of Field - 25 pnts.
Select w/approval from Contact
Proof / Print
Mount

Includes Artists Statement and Print Evaluation form.

Research Project - Photographers Profile - 50 pnts.
Photographer with approval
Thesis and Quote
Outline
1st Draft -
Visual Presentation
Oral Presentation

Self Portrait - 35mm -

Utilizing the self timer, cable release or directing a surrogate create a series of self portraits for the spring. What is the context of the image of your self what does it reveal about you or this time in your life?

Select w/approval from Contact
Proof / Print
Mount

Includes Artists Statement and Print Evaluation form.

Pablo Ortiz Monesterio
Sophie Calle
April  

Lab:

final preparations
Exhibit Design/Sequence/Hanging

Lecture:

Visiting Photographers :
Stan Clark - TBD
Lakshman Roth - TBD


Assignment:

Showcase Thursday April 12, 6-9pm !

BE THERE!!!!



May  

Lab:


Lecture:

Visiting Photographers:
Jessica Layton - May 2 @ 9

Christopher Woodcock - TBD

Assignment:

Self Portrait - 35mm -

Utilizing the self timer, cable release or directing a surrogate create a series of self portraits for the spring. What is the context of the image of your self what does it reveal about you or this time in your life?

Select w/approval from Contact
Proof / Print
Mount

Includes Artists Statement and Print Evaluation form.

Document an event - TBD

SUMMER 2018

Preparations for the Fall 2018 AQ Photo Program

Digital Camera - a digital camera is required for Intermediate Photo. Begin process to get your hands on one. If you have one - summer reading is your camera manual.

Home Computer System w/ Graphics Software - a home computer system with graphics editing software although not required is highly recommended. If you have one spend the summer orienting yourself to use of the system and the software. Make a few collages with existing digital images or downloads.

Below is some software to try out

Free Graphics Application Photoshop Equivalent
https://www.gimp.org/

Free HDR Graphics Application

https://www.hdrsoft.com/

Assignment:



Saved Assignments:

Pushing Film allows you to shoot in lower light situations.

This solution essentially fools the light meter by setting it at a
higher ISO or ASA rating and then overdeveloping the film in
order to compensate for the underexposure.

Although your experiences may vary somewhat - here is a good starting base for pushing:

400 ASA pushed to 800 ASA - 50% overdevelopment - 10 minutes normal development time = 15 minutes.
400 ASA pushed to 1600 ASA - 100% overdevelopment - 10 minutes normal development time = 20 minutes.


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Object of Art - Total point = (10 pnts
)

Select an object- must be larger than 1/2 your body size, no larger than you are able to carry.. Choose a location for placement of said object and photograph. Includes developing a written thesis of the object and how you have photographed and presented it. Alternative methods in the final presentation are incouraged with review and approval by instructor.

Make a minimum of 36 exposures of the object of art from a variety of vantage points, angles /lighting situations or conditions, utilizing various lenses if required or desired. Utilize any tool at your disposal in both the shooting, development, printing, or presentation processess.


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